After much teasing and hints from Yle, the names of the seven acts competing in UMK 2023 have been revealed. The broadcaster revealed the participating acts through a short video clip.
Seven artists compete to represent Finalnd in Liverpool
The competing artists, the title of their entry and the release date are as follows:
|Keira||“No Business On The Dancefloor”||12th January|
|Benjamin||“Hoida Mut”||13th January|
|Robin Packalen||“Girls Like You”||16th January|
|Lxandra||“Something To Lose”||17th January|
|Käärijä||“Cha Cha Cha”||18th January|
|Portion Boys||“Samaa taivasta katsotaan”||20th January|
Now that we know the artists, it’s time to hear the songs! One entry will be released each day, starting tomorrow on the 12th January and ending on 20th January.
What do we know about UMK 2023?
Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will take place on 25th February 2023, and will be hosted by Samu Haber in the Logomo in Turku. The winning act will be chosen through a vote weighted 25% to the jury and 75% to the public televote. 363 songs were submitted for consideration, and snippets of the seven selected songs can be found on Instagram.
Finland’s Eurovision Journey
Finland debuted in the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 10th with Laila Kunnunen’s “Valoa ikkunassa.” Since then they have competed 55 times, and appeared in the final 47 times. Finland has finished in the top 10 an impressive 13 times. They have won the contest once in 2006, with Lordi’s performance of “Hard Rock Hallelujah” getting 292 points. Finland’s most recent entry was “Jezebel” by The Rasmus. Qualifying for the final, they gained a total of 38 points, earning them 21st place.
Are you excited to hear the songs competing in UMK 2023? Who would you like to see represent Finland in Liverpool? Did you guess any of them from Yle’s clues? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 approaches!
News Source: Yle
Photo Credit: Yle/Nelli Kenttä/Miska Voinoff